ARTS & CULTURE

Voina Cleared Of Hooliganism Charges For Flipping Police Car

01/10/2012 01:25 pm ET

Charges against the Russian guerilla art group Voina have been dropped, according to the Russian news site RIA Novosti.

The charges of hooliganism stemmed from a 2010 incident in which Voina members flipped over a police car in a stunt called "A Palace Coup," reports The Moscow Times. We covered this last week, and many of you said that it can't be justified as art. But if it's not art and it's not a crime, what is it?

Interestingly, the charges were dropped after prosecutors consulted with experts who said that the act could not be construed as a hate crime because the police are not considered a social group.

What do you think of Voina's stunt, readers? Let us know in the comments section below.

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